The 21st LA Music Awards at the Avalon Theater also hosted the 5th Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards, both produced by Al Bowman and Susanna Griffie. The following is a list of 12 winners of the 5th Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards:
Larry Hankin – Lifetime Achievement Award, Male Character Actor
Writer, performer, director, producer and Oscar-nominee, Larry Hankin is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces in the world of character actors. Larry’s been in over 80 sitcoms and 40 feature films including “Money Talks,” “Billy Madison,” “Escape from Alcatraz,” and “Home Alone.” Sitcoms include “Friends” and “Seinfeld.”
Lin Shaye – Lifetime Achievement Award, Female Character Actor
Lin Shaye is a respected character actor who’s appeared in over 100 films including obx office hits “There’s Something About Mary” and “Kingpin.” Her recent appearance in the hit film “Insidious” has again earned her critical acclaim. Lin began her career on Broadway and is currently a lifetime member of Actor’s Studios.
Booboo Stewart – Rising Star Award
Booboo Stewart is a 17 year-old multi-talented actor, singer, dancer, stunt performer, and musician endorsed by Gibson Guitars. After dozens of film and TV projects, Booboo landed a coveted role in the hit film “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” and will reprise his role as Seth Clearwater in the upcoming sequels “Breaking Dawn – Part 1” and “Breaking Dawn – Part 2.”
Jaimie Hilfiger – International Fashion Model Award
Model, actor, entrepreneur, fashion designer, Jaimie Hilfiger will launch her new apparell line soon, the latest from one of the most acclaimed names in fashion. Jaimie has graced magazine editorials and covers, has been seen on TV and in film, and will soon unveil her new show on a major network. Jaimie is also the face of celebrity jewelry designer Igal Dahan’s brand, i.d x-change.
Carol Connors – Lifetime Achievement Award, Music Composer
Two time Oscar nominee and five time Emmy nominee, singer/songwriter Carol Connors began her career with Phil Spector recording the hit “To Know Him is to Love Him.” Later she wrote the mega hit for “Rocky,” “Gonna Fly Now,” and “With You I’m Born Again.” Other film and TV credits include “Lookking for Mr. Goodbar” and “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”
Mark Nearing – Career Achievement Award, Stuntman
The most under appreciated in the film industry, the stuntman risks life and limb contributing to a film’s potential for success. Mark Nearing has been doing just that since 1990, perfecting his craft on the small screen and in commercials. Mark has appeared in dozens of films such as “Natural Born Killers” and “Abduction.”
Alex Al – Lifetime Achievement Award, Bassist
Alex Al, considered one of the top bassists in the world today, is also a composer, producer, and arranger. Alex is probably best known for his 10 years of service to “The King of Pop,” Michael Jackson. Alex Al has played with everyone from Stevie Wonder to Paul Simon and has been described as “the funkiest bass player on the planet.”
Keith Olsen – Lifetime Achievement Award, Music Producer
Keith Olsen has produced over 120 albums, 24 earning platinum status and 14 earning multi-platinum status, with sales exceeding 100 million units sold! Keith founded Pogologo Productions which is still in existence today producing bands such as Fleetwood mac, Santana, Grateful Dead, Rick Springfield, Starship, and Ozzy Osbourne.
The Jackson Kids – Legacy Award
Carrying on the legacy set by their late father, Paris, Prince, and Blanket are groomed to become the next generation of Jackson family members who will entertain the world with Michael Jackson’s music. After a successful first tribute show held in London fronted by these three talented children of the King of Pop, the future looks bright for them as tomorrow’s stars today.
James Brown II – Legacy Award
James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul” was the single greatest influence on generations of aspiring Soul R&B singers. From Michael Jackson to Tina Turner, many credit James Brown as being their biggest influence. He remains to this day the world’s most sampled recording artist in the world! James Brown II, his son and heir will receive this year’s Hollywood F.A.M.E. Awards Legacy Award.
Superpower – Documentary of the Year
Superpower illustrates how the United States has leveraged its position to ensure unilateral world domination through absolute economic and military superiority and government deception. This film also brings testimony from some of the world’s foremost experts on this subject. Barbara-Anne Steegmuller produced and directed this documentary.
Brion James – Posthumous Award
James portrayed a variety of colorful roles in well known films such as 48 hours, Another 48 Hours, Tango and Cash, Silverado, Red Heat, The Player, The Fifth Element, Blade Runner, and the mini-series Roots. James appeared in over 100 films before his untimely death from a heart attack at age 54.
To see the photos of the award winners, view the slideshow here.
(continued in part 2, list of the 21st LA Music Awards winners and Producer’s Choice Recipients.)
For other articles in this series, LA Music Awards 2011 Awards Show, please see: Red carpet photos (part 1), Red carpet photos (part 2), Award winners (part 1), Award winners (part 2), Performance photos (part 1), and Performance photos (part 2).
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